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Review: The Magic Between Us by Tammy Falkner

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The Magic Between Us
Author: Tammy Falkner 
Reviewer: Una
Rating: B+

What I’m Talking About:

The latest novel in the Faerie series, The Magic Between Us, was not exactly what I was expecting.  Although I liked Marcus and Cecelia’s story, reading it was a bit more tedious than the previous two novels.  As much as I found their story compelling – I was confused throughout the novel causing me to reread sections.

First let me say, I liked Marcus and sympathized with his struggle.   I was also overcome with pathos over Cecelia’s plight and situation.  I loved how Marcus’s family stepped in to help him follow his heart.  It was all heartwarming.  I liked how the overall story arc of Mayden seemed to come full circle.

Before I comment further on what I liked about The Magic Between Us, let me handle one major issue I have – my apparent overall confusion.  The book blurb on Goodreads is NOT an accurate synopsis of this book.  While working at this review, I found the book blurb on the author’s webpage.  Dear Blog Readers, please compare these:

Goodreads:
Love triumphs over all differences…even those of wings and magic…

Marcus Thorne was groomed to be one of the Trusted Few in the land of the fae, but now he must step into his father’s title in the British ton. 

Cecelia Hewitt, a half fae/half human, has always lived in the human world and is not accustomed to wings and magic. 

Completely unprepared for their new positions, Marcus and Cecelia strike up a partnership to teach each other about their respective worlds. In the process, they discover they have more in common than they ever expected—including a burning mutual attraction.

Authors Blog:
When These Worlds Collide…

Cecelia Hewitt has lived her whole life in the land of the fae, and she dreams of a future with her childhood sweetheart, Marcus Thorne. When Marcus is called upon to dwell in the human world, it means leaving Cecelia behind and breaking both their hearts…

More Than Sparks May Fly…

Marcus was groomed for leadership in the land of the fae, but now that he has found his human parents, he will inherit his father’s title and position in the British ton—and he will marry a human. As love and passion continue to burn between Cecelia and Marcus, the question remains: Can two people fated for different worlds find one to share?

Now, when I picked up The Magic Between Us, I had only ever seen the Goodreads summary.  Needless to say, it is NOT what the book is about.  If I had known the accurate book description (the Author’s), my confusion while reading would have been nonexistent and therefore I think my rating would be higher.  While reading I kept wondering why Cecelia seemed like a full blooded fae – she even had wings!  I didn’t understand and would reread trying to figure out why I felt like I was reading a completely different book than what was described.  Imagine my chagrin when I discovered that I was right!

Even with this glaring annoyance, I still liked The Magic Between Us.  The mythology, the mixture of fantasy and historical romance, and especially the characters were enjoyable.  The witty banter between Marcus and Cecelia combined with the boiling sexual tension made for a gripping read.  Cecelia and her personality struck a harmonious chord with me. The way she internalized and tried to keep a smile to the world while she despaired inside.  I was biting my nails and mentally screaming at Marcus while waiting and hoping for him to see through to Cecelia’s heart.

Although the final confrontation with Mayden did not go as I expected, I wasn’t unsatisfied.  It was interesting to see a big bad, humanized.  Though his background contributed to his evil character and it does not excuse his behavior.  Like most people, Mayden was not born evil – but became so.  Though not action packed, it was suspenseful and thought provoking the way Ms. Falkner ended The Magic Between Us.

I am not sure if more awaits in the Faerie series, but if so, I look forward to reading it!  If you want a mix of historical romance and fantasy, pick up this series.  However, you will want to start from the beginning.  But do not despair, the story arc is only lasts for three novels and you’ll be ready for the next.

Rating:  B+ Liked It A Lot

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About the Book:

When These Worlds Collide…

Cecelia Hewitt has lived her whole life in the land of the fae, and she dreams of a future with her childhood sweetheart, Marcus Thorne. When Marcus is called upon to dwell in the human world, it means leaving Cecelia behind and breaking both their hearts…

More Than Sparks May Fly…

Marcus was groomed for leadership in the land of the fae, but now that he has found his human parents, he will inherit his father’s title and position in the British ton—and he will marry a human. As love and passion continue to burn between Cecelia and Marcus, the question remains: Can two people fated for different worlds find one to share?

Release Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Series: Faerie #3
ISBN: #978-1402268182
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (320 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

Purchase Info:
The Magic Between Us (Faerie #3)

Reviews in the Series:
A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner (Faerie #1)
The Magic of “I Do” by Tammy Falkner (Faerie #2)

  • Felicia S

    WOOT WOOT! I could finally see this post while going through bloglovin.

    I do love this cover!

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